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December 7, 2010

2010-11 Season - Vikings ranked 13th in latest NCAA poll

Sophomore George Dexter is the fourth leading scorer and third leading rebounder for the 13th ranked Vikings. He had seven points, five rebounds and two assists in Augustana's 66-59 win at Monmouth last Wednesday night.

The Augustana Vikings dropped one slot in the NCAA Division III men’s basketball rankings according to the second poll of the 2010-11 season, which was announced today. The Vikings went from 12 th to 13 th in the D3hoops.com national poll.

Augustana is now 4-0 on the season and last week won its only game, a 66-5 decision at Monmouth on Wednesday, December 1. The Vikings of head coach Grey Giovanine have wins over Simpson (85-66 on November 16), Washington (78-55 on November 22) and Anderson 74-69) on November 27 in addition to the victory over Monmouth.

Senior Kyle Nelson (Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Ill.) continues to lead Augustana in both scoring and rebounding. He is scoring at a 20.5 per game clip and is averaging 7.5 rebounds. He is shooting .681 (32-47) from the field and .857 (18-21) from the free throw line.

Joining Nelson in double figures is junior guard Chris Anderson (West Carroll HS, Mt. Carroll, Ill.) and junior forward Bryant Voiles (Byron HS, Byron, Ill.). Anderson is averaging 15.5 points and Voiles is chipping in at 10.8 points per game.

Once again, the Vikings continue to excel on the defensive end as they are allowing just 62.2 points per game and opponents are shooting .445 (85-191) from the floor. Augustana has been outstanding on the offensive end, averaging 75.8 points and hitting .516 (111-215) from the field and .738 (59-80) from the free throw line.

Another area where the Vikings have excelled is in rebounding where they hold a 36.2 to 23.8 advantage over their opponents.

Augustana is making its 74 th appearance in the D3hoops.com national poll since the 2000-01 season. The Vikings have been in either the top 25 or listed “others receiving votes” 115 times.

The Vikings will play tomorrow night (Wednesday, December 8) at home against St. Ambrose. Tip-off for that contest is set for 7:30 p.m. and the Bees will come into the game with a 7-1 overall record and ranked 13 th in NAIA.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL #1

Poll released 12/08/10 – games through 12/06/10

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Wooster (12)

6-0

591

4

2

Williams (5)

7-0

561

5

3

Virginia Wesleyan (1)

8-0

533

9

4

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (3)

4-1

512

1

5

Middlebury

6-0

503

6

6

St. Norbert

5-0

473

8

7

Whitworth (1)

6-0

448

10

8

Eastern Mennonite

6-1

444

3

9

St. Thomas

6-0

429

11

10

Illinois Wesleyan

6-1

415

2

11

Wabash

8-0

401

13

12

Randolph-Macon

5-2

388

7

13

AUGUSTANA

4-0

361

12

14

St. Mary’s

5-1

287

14

15

Franklin & Marshall

5-1

246

15

16

Brandeis

8-0

224

19

17

John Carroll

5-1

197

16

18

Wisconsin-River Falls

6-1

183

NR

19

Carthage

5-2

167

18

20

Amherst

6-0

148

23

21

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6-1

141

20

22

SUNY-Plattsburg

5-1

66

NR

23

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

5-1

49

NR

24

Emory

6-0

46

NR

25

Ramapo

6-1

45

22

DROPPED OUT: No. 17 Anderson; No. 21 Wheaton; No. 24 DeSales; No 25 Christopher-Newport; 25 Manchester.

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Catholic 38; Chapman 33; Anderson 32; New York University 29; Western Connecticut 20; Wheaton 20; Rhode Island College 15; Centre 12; Ripon 12; Guilford 9; Manhattanville 9; Ferrum 8; Christopher Newport 7; East Texas Baptist 4; Colorado College 3; Hope 3; Texas-Dallas 3; Becker 2; DeSales 2; Keene State 2; Marietta 1; Nazareth 1; SUNY-Purchase 1.

AUGUSTANA IN THE D3HOOPS.COM NATIONAL RANKINGS SINCE 2000-01

WEEK

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

2000-01

Preseason

24

RV

2

5

24

RV

NR

9

RV

23

NR

1

12

21

3

4

15

25

NR

7

RV

23

NR

2

13

15

9

10

11

17

NR

14

RV

RV

RV

3

 

18

8

9

10

13

NR

16

RV

NR

22

4

 

20

9

5

9

13

NR

RV

NR

NR

RV

5

 

RV

7

6

12

13

NR

RV

NR

NR

RV

6

 

RV

11

5

15

10

NR

NR

RV

NR

NR

7

 

NR

15

9

15

9

NR

NR

RV

20

NR

8

 

NR

15

12

12

7

NR

NR

19

RV

NR

9

 

NR

18

10

10

5

NR

RV

RV

RV

NR

10

 

RV

20

7

10

3

NR

RV

22

RV

NR

11

 

NR

RV

8

9

9

NR

RV

RV

RV

RV

12

 

NR

RV

10

9

9

NR

RV

RV

RV

17

13

 

NR

RV

9

7

13

NR

NR

RV

RV

RV

14

 

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NR

NR

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RV

FINAL

 

NR

RV

5

11

11

NR

NR

RV

RV

RV

KEY – Number designates weekly ranking…NR = not ranked…RV = received votes.

NOTE – There was no week 14 in 2009-10; 2008-09; 2006-7, 2005-06, 2002-03 and 2001-02.

TOTAL WEEKS RANKED IN TOP 25 (since 2000-01) = 74

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 115 out of a possible 163 (as of 12/08/10)

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS RANKED IN TOP 25 = 56 (from week one of 2005-06 season until the 10 th week of the 2008-09 season)

Last updated 12/10/10